We are proud to have the following clinics and program at our institution:
Nerve conductions and electromyography are performed to evaluate disorders involving muscle and nerve. These studies are performed by our neuromuscular specialists, Dr.John England, Dr. Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez and Dr. Rima El-Abassi. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the LSU Healthcare Network Clinic at (504) 412-1517.
Epilepsy Clinic (Adult)
The Epilepsy Clinics serve as the hub for outpatient services for the LSUHSC Epilepsy Center of Excellence. The Center Epileptologists specialize in the diagnosis of epilepsy and the treatment of persons with epilepsy who have not responded to routine medications. The Epilepsy Center is the only accredited 4th level comprehensive epilepsy care center in the State of LA and the Gulf South region. Epilepsy Center professionals offer multiple treatment options including aggressive medication management, vagus nerve stimulation, epilepsy surgery and investigational medications and devices to treat seizures. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Piotr Olejniczak, Center Director and Senior Epileptologist, please call (504) 412-1517 and use the new patient referral form under 'Adult Appointments' on our website (www.epilepsycenter.info). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Mader, Center Epileptologist, please call (504) 903-2373.
Epilepsy Clinic (Pediatric)
Children with epilepsy are evaluated at the Children's Hospital Epilepsy Center by Dr. Shannon McGuire. Dr. McGuire is the Director of the Children's Hospital Epilepsy Center and serves as the Director of Pediatric Epilepsy for the LSUHSC Epilepsy Center of Excellence. The Children's Hospital Epilepsy Center offers diagnostic testing and treatment for epilepsy in children, including medication management, the ketogenic diet, vagus nerve stimulation and epilepsy surgery. Investigational medications may also be available. To schedule an appointment with Dr. McGuire, please contact the pediatric epilepsy nurse coordinator, Cheryl, at (504) 896-9859. Please use the new patient referral form under 'Pediatric Clinic Appointments' on our website (www.epilepsycenter.info).
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
This clinic is approved and affiliated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The LSU MS Clinic is staffed by Clinic Co-Directors, Dr. Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez and Dr. Jesus Lovera who are specialists in the evaluation and treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Referrals to the clinic can be made by contacting the MS Clinic Coordinator at (504) 412-1517. All of the physicians in the MS Clinic are involved in MS research. Visti our website at www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/msclinic/
LSU Muscular Dystrophy Association/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic - LSU MDA/ALS Clinic (Adult)
In May of 2013, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced the designation of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Medicine as an official MDA/ALS Center. The designation makes LSUHSC the first MDA/ALS Center in Louisiana and recognizes the high standards of care offered by a team of specialized physicians and therapists for people in the Greater New Orleans area who are living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). LSUHSC is the 44th designated MDA/ALS Center in the country, joining a national network of MDA/ALS Centers that provide a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of ALS. LSUHSC has built a comprehensive medical team of clinicians including a board-certified neurologist, a pulmonologist, and respiratory, physical and speech therapists and a social worker.
This is a multidisciplinary clinic sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association that serves patients with neuromuscular disorders. Two full day clinics are held per month. Appointments and Referrals are made directly through the Muscular Dystrophy Association Program Service Coordinator for the New Orleans area, Ms. Ehren Malone. Please call (504) 455-4460 to schedule an appointment. The Medical Director of the LSU MDA/ALS Clinic is Dr. Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez. The LSU MDA/ALS Clinic is located at the LSU Healthcare Network, 3700 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, (504) 412-1517.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic (Pediatrics)
The Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsors three clinics per month at Children's Hospital of New Orleans. Two clinics are staffed by three Child Neurologists who are actively involved in the diagnosis and care of patients with disorders of nerve or muscle. The Neuromuscular Clinic is a combined multidisciplinary clinic affiliated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Care is provided through a multidisciplinary approach including pediatric Orthopedists, Child Neurologists, and pediatric Pulmonary specialists to address the more complex needs of neuromuscular patients such as mobility, scoliosis surgery, and mechanical-assisted ventilation.
Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic
This clinic is held monthly at Children's Hospital and is staffed by Dr. Stephen Deputy in association with members from the LSU Department of Psychology. The clinic specializes in seeing patients with various involuntary motor movements including chorea, dystonia, tremor, parkinsonism, and tics (including Tourette's syndrome). Please call (504) 896-9319 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Spasticity Clinic (Pediatrics)
Spasticity Clinic is devoted to the care of children and adolescence with functional limitations due to abnormalities of tone such as spasticity and dystonia. The clinic provides a comprehensive approach to the use of traditional as well as new techniques in patient management. Examples include therapy, oral medications, botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen. Depending on the specific clinic, Neurology is teamed with Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, or Neurosurgery. Please contact (504) 896-9283 to schedule an appointment.